Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Egypt Reports 1st case of swine flu

A young girl with American Citizenship of Egyptian origin was coming from America to Egypt on holiday on Monday, on a flight from Europe.

Health Minister Hatem el-Gabali said she showed flu symptoms and tested positive for the virus and is being treated. He said she is in good condition.

Read the news here:
Voice of America News

in Arabic - Masrawy

An earlier news report had said that Egypt had suspected 101 cases of H1N1 and 100 had tested negative. At the time of the report, the 101st person was being quarantined and tested.

Looks like those Thermal Scanning cameras at the airport worked, but the culling of pigs seems to have surprisingly not had any effect in scaring the virus away from entering the country.


vagabondblogger said...

I went through a thermal screening device today when I arrived. Everyone was wearing masks - unlike anywhere else in the world (except possibly Mexico.) Still, a bit of overkill. The only cases in the USA who have died, had other underlying medical complications. I think, so far, this has caused less deaths than the normal flu. What a waste of time and energy! (And government funds.)

holidays egypt said...

Egypt is famous for its pyramids. You can visit them if you are holidaying in Sharm El Sheikh however I do have to warn you it is five hours by bus. Many have said it is worth the trip. If you have had your fill of site seeing then Sharm El Sheikh offers miles of beaches to sunbath and relax on. There are also plenty of diving sites along the beach to choose from the diving here is likely to be among the best you will ever experience.

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